Help from the Experts
We Know the Arguments and We Know How to Beat Them
When an accident such as a rear-end collision happens at low speed, the insurance company may argue that you couldn’t possibly have been seriously injured. The reality is that serious injuries, such as brain injury, can happen even in low-speed crashes. Our attorneys will review your medical documents and, if necessary, retain expert witnesses to prove that your injuries really were a result of the crash.
An insurance company may argue that you were hurt before or after the crash rather than being injured in the accident itself. That’s one reason why it’s so important to see a doctor right away – even if you feel fine – and document every medical appointment. We’ll work with your medical providers and review physical evidence from the accident scene to prove that your injuries really were sustained in the crash.
The insurance company representing the other driver may try to argue that you did something to cause your crash. Because Alabama still uses the legal principle of contributory negligence, if you are found even one percent at fault for your injuries, you cannot recover. (Note that cases in Mississippi use the comparative negligence standard, which means you can recover even if you are partially at fault for your injuries.) We’ll thoroughly investigate your crash and find the evidence that proves that someone else was responsible for your injuries.
Insurance companies routinely make low offers to accident victims before the full cost of the accident becomes known. It’s important not to accept anything from an insurance company before you have completed your medical treatment and consulted an experienced car accident attorney from our firm to make sure that the offer really does cover the full cost of your injuries. Once you’ve taken the insurance company’s money, there generally isn’t much we can do.